What is glutinous rice and is it safe to include in a gluten-free diet?
Glutinous rice, also known as sticky rice or sweet rice, is gluten-free despite its name. In fact, all varieties of rice are gluten-free. The term “glutinous,” in this case, means “sticky.” The proportion of starches in rice varies by rice type. In the case of glutinous or sticky rice, the proportion of starches makes the cooked product stickier than standard rice. Sticky rice is commonly used in various Asian cuisines for both savory and sweet dishes.